Our new collection of stylish jute handbags is here, we’d love to show them to you.
new weaving pattern
Our partner organisation in Bangladesh has developed a new weaving pattern. We’re very proud of them and would like to show you that jute can not only be used to make boring shopping bags. Though of course these bags are great to bring your shopping home as well!
Read more about: New collection of jute handbags with Tulsi Crafts →
Just in time before the chill of autumn, a new collection of kantha sari baby blankets has arrived at Tulsi Crafts. Wonderfully soft and warm, these blankets have been used by mothers in Bengal for centuries.
They also make a lovely gift for a baby shower.
Vintage saris are given a second life with these kantha blankets.
Read more about: cuddle up! new collection kantha sari baby blankets →
kantha washing advice
Cotton kantha blankets and scarves can be washed in the washing machine, 30°C delicate cycle.
Silk kantha blankets and scarves are best taken to the dry cleaner. Since many different types of silk are sourced for our products, we can’t guarantee washing will maintain the quality of the silk.
Please don’t put your kantha products in the tumble dryer.
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Give your interior a different look in a flash with the stunningly beautiful throws by Tulsi Crafts: because both sides are different. Made in Bangladesh from recycled saris. A look at the website is worth it: there are many different colours, motifs and combinations.
Read more about: kantha sari throws in happinez magazine →
Elegant, fair & eco
Stylish, handwoven, fair trade jute bags, made from natural and black dyed jute. Jute is strong, durable and very eco friendly because no pesticides or fertiliser is needed during growth. So this a product that can really be called eco friendly.
Read more about: jute bag in landleven magazine →
Indigo, for centuries the only pigment able to dye textiles blue. The blue from jeans and Japanese kimonos. Bengal was one of the biggest indigo producing areas, until the indigo revolt in 1859. Farmers rebelled against exploitation and the invention of synthetic indigo around 1890 led to a sharp decline in the use and cultivation of natural indigo.
The Living Blue cooperative brought the indigo tradition back to life and creates much needed economic activities in the poor Northwest of Bangladesh.
Read more about: indigo scarves shibori silk: meet the makers →
Our new shoulder bag is made from crocheted jute and lined with a recycled sari. De shoulder strap is made from a recycled seat belt.
Made by a women’s cooperative from Bangladesh.
Read more about: new shoulder bag ‘sita belta’ →
A few weeks ago the TV program De slag om de Klerewereld (the battle for the clothing/monstrous world) aired. We saw the Dutch journalist Teun van de Keuken traveling to Dhaka, Bangladesh. He went undercover as a textile buyer to try and show us who pays the price for our cheap clothing. It was still shocking to see how things work in the textile industry, even though we know and have seen ourselves that that’s the way Bangladesh works.
Read more about: A dilemma over labels from Bangladesh →
Lots of kantha sari blankets and scarves have arrived here at Tulsi Crafts. It’s always a wonderful surprise to unpack them and see what beautiful saris the women in Bangladesh have found. This time it clearly shows spring is on its way 🙂
Read more about: new spring collection kantha sari throws and scarves →
We designed a new jute shoulder bag, together with our partner organisation in Bangladesh. We’ve had many requests for a shoulder bag, and we’re always a fan of them ourselves.
The bag is made from handwoven jute in a chevron pattern. As you know jute is a very environmentally friendly material, and is widely used in Bangladesh.
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